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A World of Cruise Holidays Opens in Belfast to be Followed in Dublin
#HolidayShows – The Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show 2015 which opened yesterday in the Kings Hall Pavillons continues this weekend. The event covers a myriad of holiday travel options with many stands to visit. Among the exhibitors at the show are…
Cruise Operator Finalists Announced for Irish Travel Industry Awards
#AwardFinalists - Finalists for the Irish Travel Agents Association's Industry Travel Awards 2015 have recently been announced for an award ceremony to be held next week. The Irish Travel Industry Awards (ITAA), are the premier awards for suppliers and travel…
Cruise Liners To Dublin Port Carrying over 135,000 Passengers Bring €50 million Boost
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company marked the end of a successful cruise season for 2014 as the final cruise liner to visit Dublin this year, the "Boudicca", docked in Dublin Port early on Saturday morning. Cruise liners carrying over 135,000…
An Apt Belfast Call Given Cruise Operator’s Relation to Harland & Wolff
#FredOslenH&W – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Boudicca (1973/28,551grt) docked this morning at Liverpool following an apt port of call to Belfast, given her berth facing opposite Harland & Wolff Industries is a Fred. Olsen related company, writes Jehan Ashmore. Boudicca…
Festive Fred. Olsen Mini-Taster Irish Cruise Underway
#FestiveMiniCruises – Boudicca (1973/28,551grt) of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has this evening departed Dublin Port on a 2 night mini-cruise for Irish passengers bound for Liverpool, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cruise which departed Ocean Pier is one of several festive…
Largest Cruiseships to Killybegs to Visit in 2015
#Cruiseliners - Killybegs Information Centre has confirmation through Sinbad Marine Services that three visits to the port in 2015 have been scheduled by the prestigious brand P&O/Carnival Lines. The cruiseships to visit Killybegs under the P&O Cruises flag will be…
High-End Market Cruise Callers to Visit Shannon Season 2015
#CruiseCallers – A pair of cruiseships from the high-end of the luxury market, are to visit the Shannon Estuary with calls to Foynes Port in the 2015 season, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to Shannon Foynes Port Company, the cruise calls…
Lusitania Memorial Cruise To Visit Cobh Next May
#Lusitania - A special memorial cruise celebrating the Lusitania on the centenary of its sinking will visit Cobh next summer, as the Irish Examiner reports. May 7 is the date to mark in your calendars to see the Cunard cruise…
Magellan, the Newcomer to Join Cruise & Maritime Voyages Fleet in 2015
#NewCMVflagship – UK operator, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) are to introduce Magellan in Spring 2015 as their new flagship and like the Marco Polo, Astor and Azores, she will operate as an adult-only friendly ship, writes Jehan Ashmore. At…
Phoenix Reisen Marks End of Cork Cruise Season
#EndofSeason - Amadea, Phoenix Reisen's Japanese built cruiseship launched in 1991 marks the final cruise call visitor to Cork Harbour this season, having berthed alongside Cobh today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Its been a busy season with 54 cruise ships calling…
Royal Princess Makes Maiden Calls from North to South
#RoyalPrincess – Following the maiden call of Royal Princess to Belfast, Royal Princess also made a first time visit to Cork Harbour today with the Princess Cruises giant of 141,000 tonnes berthing alongside in Cobh, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is…
First Cruise Caller for More than 20 Years to visit Rosslare Europort
#Cruise&FerryRosslare – Phoenix Reisen's Albratros is to become the first cruiseship caller in more than two decades to visit Rosslare Europort, when she visits in August 2015 bringing new tourists to the south east region. According to Iarnród Éireann who…
Royal Princess: Belfast Cruise Boom Boosted By Biggest Ever Cruiseship Caller
#RoyalPrincess - Belfast Harbour's booming cruise season reached a highlight today as the largest ever cruiseship to visit the northern port docked, the 141,000 tonnes giant Royal Princess, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 19 decks of the 3,560 passengers/1,500 crew cruiseship…
ESPO Meet Cruise Port Organisations to Strengthen Voice of European Cruise and Ferry Port Sector
#CruiseEurope- The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) gathered with the relevant European cruise port organisations in Barcelona yesterday and decided to enhance the cooperation between the different organisations representing cruise ports. Following the strategic cooperation agreement signed by ESPO, Cruise…
Rival Sail-Assisted Cruiseship Sisters Come & Go
#RivalSisters – Wind Surf, the one part sailing yacht and one part upscale cruise ship departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour this evening, her rival sister, Club Med 2 is due to call to neighbouring Dublin Port tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Cruiseship Berths at Cork Harbour’s Ferryport Terminal
#CruiseFerryBerths - Brilliance of the Seas departed Cobh in the afternoon followed by Discovery this evening, the latter notably had berthed at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal as distinct to docking at the adjacent deep water berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Royal…

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